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Read Write Permissions

Postby 1joneerickson on Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:49 pm

I just installed this Distro, because out of ten different ones Freespire to fedora, Suse 11 to BSD, it was the only [live CD] one to recognize and allow opening my USB floppy.

However after installing it, I tried formating a floppy, and it keep telling me I don't have Write permission to access the Drive, and to see my Administrator.

Well I [the User] saw Me [the Administrator] and decided neither of us had a clue, and to ask for help.

Help ?How do a access the write permissions for devices under Mint?
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Re: Read Write Permissions

Postby premiumalex on Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:48 am

You just have to format it as root.

If your floppy drive is fd0:

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sudo mkfs -t vfat /dev/fd0

for a FAT32-formatted floppy. You can also do

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sudo mkfs -t msdos /dev/fd0
or:
sudo mkfs -t ext2 /dev/fd0


to format a floppy with either of those filesystems.

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Re: Read Write Permissions

Postby 1joneerickson on Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:03 pm

You are telling me the floppy formatter app in the menu doesn't work-- ? then why have it there?
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Re: Read Write Permissions

Postby 1joneerickson on Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:07 am

I have several dozen Floppies I wanted to Format.
I have to do every one with the Terminal. Leaping Lizards Batman, DOS returns.

Wait a Minute I tried it.
a@a-desktop ~ $ sudo mkfs -t vfat /dev/fd0
[sudo] password for a:
mkfs.vfat 2.11 (12 Mar 2005)
/dev/fd0: No such file or directory
a@a-desktop ~ $

?Any other Ideas?
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Re: Read Write Permissions

Postby premiumalex on Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:01 pm

It seems like that's not the name of your floppy drive. If you know the filepath of your floppy drive, insert that in the place of /dev/fd0.

If you go into /media/, is there a floppy drive there? if so what's it called? we can do it that way too.
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Re: Read Write Permissions

Postby 1joneerickson on Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:33 pm

under Media I have a Floppy & a Floppy0
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